How to use photography in design

Photography in design can be more impactful than graphics or illustration as it communicates the message with a sense of realism, and often packs more of a visual punch, too. However, when your design features photography, some key aspects can get lost in the creation. In this post, eleven top designers share their wisdom of how to maximise the power of photography in design.

If you're still struggling to decide whether you want to use photography or illustration for your project, we've got a handy guide to help you decide over on our 5 reasons to use photography in your designs post. Or check out these photography websites for some killer inspiration.

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